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Malaysian couple to hang for murder of Indonesian maid

Published on Mar 6, 2014 9:32 PM
 
Malaysians Teoh Ching Yen and Fong Kong Meng covering their faces while being taken to court, on June 15, 2011. The couple was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court on Thursday, March 6, 2014, for murdering their Indonesian maid, Bernama news agency reported. -- FILE PHOTO: CHINA PRESS

SHAH ALAM - A Malaysian couple was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here on Thursday for murdering their Indonesian maid, Bernama news agency reported.

Fong Kong Meng, 58, and his wife Teoh Ching Yen, 56, were found guilty of murdering Isti Komariah, 26, at their house in Petaling Jaya between May 14, 2010 and June 5, 2011.

Ms Isti died of starvation as a result of the couple's failure to provide her with food and medical treatment, said Justice Datuk Noor Azian Shaari in her judgement.

Her weight had deteriorated to 26kg at the time of her death, from 46kg when she first started working for the couple, the judge noted.

 
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